• Run to give

    Run to give

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    September 20,2018 09:22 AM

    The 5th Run to give 2018 (“Charity Run”) organized by Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, Sheraton Hanoi, in cooperation with California Yoga & Fitness Center as partner, will be held on Sunday, 23rd September 2018 at Le PARC – Gamuda City, Hanoi.

    Entering its 5th year, the charity run is calling for 3,000 runners’ national wide and aims to raise USD45,000 for Operation Smile Viet Nam. All profits will go to support Operation Smile Vietnam in performing life-changing surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children who couldn't otherwise afford the surgery and ongoing medical therapies to children in the low and middle-income brackets around Vietnam.

    Detail of Run to Give 2018 on Sunday, 23rd September 2018

    •        Time: 7am – 11am, gather at Le PARC, Gamuda City.

    •        Fee: VND 200,000 per adult (Including 1 T-Shirt, Bib, Race Kit)

    •        Contact: 024 3833 5588 ext 1406 (Ms.Vanh) or 1689 (Ms.Ha)

    Those who are interested to participate may register at: https://ticketbox.vn/event/run-to-give-73099/49821 (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh)

  • Tra Vinh pushes tourism

    Tra Vinh pushes tourism

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 04,2018 10:35 AM

    The Mekong Delta’s Tra Vinh province has recently approved a plan for developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector in the 2018-2020 period and orientation to 2030. The province will build technical infrastructure, train skilled human resources, and support investment in developing tourism products. It now has ten historical and architectural sites and national intangible cultural heritages, together with one national treasure and 142 Khmer pagodas with unique ancient architecture. It is offering investment incentives in projects such as the Ba Om Pond national tourist site, hot mineral springs, a mangrove forest tourism area, the Ba Dong tourism area, restaurants, hotels, and handicraft production.

  • Hanoi’s latest walking street to offer free wi-fi

    Hanoi’s latest walking street to offer free wi-fi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 04,2018 10:31 AM

    Free wi-fi is being installed at Hanoi’s second pedestrian space, Trinh Cong Son in Tay Ho District, as in other tourist destinations in the city. Installation is expected to be completed in the third quarter of the year. Local authorities have also worked on setting up additional lighting in the area and on enhancing motor vehicle management, security, environmental sanitation and food safety.

    The walking street has drawn a large number of people on the weekends since opening in May, with an average of 5,000-6,000 visitors each week. The street, named after Trinh Cong Son (1939-2001), one of the greatest songwriters of modern Vietnam, is designed to be a venue with diverse entertainment activities for local people and visitors, such as street food, shopping, art performances, and folk games for children.

    The first pedestrian space in Hanoi was around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter and quickly found favour among Hanoians and tourists.

  • Melia Hanoi Hotel awarded ‘Top five-star’ hotel in Vietnam 2018

    Melia Hanoi Hotel awarded ‘Top five-star’ hotel in Vietnam 2018

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 16,2018 11:47 AM

    Meliá Hanoi has received the award of ‘Top 5-star hotel in Vietnam’, given by Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for the year 2018. The annual awards are aiming to honour the top Vietnamese travel businesses and enterprises that significantly contributed to the growth of Vietnamese tourism.

    “This award is truly a certification for day by day contribution from our staffs. And moreover, it’s the honest gratitude to all of our dearest loyal guests who always believe and support our hotel. We have a word on keep growing and delivering more value to our customers also Vietnam Tourism,” said Mr. Guillermo Pantoja, Melia Hanoi’s General Manager.

    Co-organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) and the Vietnam Tourism Association, the Vietnam Tourism Awards are the only and most prestigious awards of the tourism sector, held since 1999.

  • Call for restrictions on alcohol sales

    Call for restrictions on alcohol sales

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 04,2018 10:34 AM

    The Ministry of Health is collecting feedback on a proposal to prohibit the sale of alcohol during certain times of the day, aimed at minimising the negative effects of alcoholic beverages on society. On average, each Vietnamese person consumes 6.6 litres of pure alcohol each year compared to 3.8 litres five years ago, according to the ministry. The number of young people drinking beer and alcohol has also increased by nearly 10% over the last five years. There are three options proposed. The first is that alcohol be sold from 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 10pm on a daily basis, except at international terminals at airports and in areas specialising in cuisine, entertainment, and tourism. The second is for sales between 6am and 10pm every day, and the third is for authorities in each city and province to decide their own timing. If approved, the proposal will come into effect next year.

  • Hue turns on the lights

    Hue turns on the lights

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 04,2018 10:30 AM

    The former imperial capital of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien Hue has lit up its streets and tourist destinations on weekend nights to attract more visitors. Some 12,000 bulbs will be changed and 5,000 new ones added to the city’s parks, along the Huong (Perfume) River, and new residential areas and tourist sites. It also recently launched a project to illuminate ‘Ky dai Hue’ (Hue Flag Tower) with 1,000 LED bulbs, as part of activities to preserve and promote the historical value of the tower. Around 22,000 LED bulbs will be installed in the city’s public spaces.

  • MONTGOMERIE LINKS AWARDED AS ONE OF TOP 10 Best Golf Courses in Vietnam

    MONTGOMERIE LINKS AWARDED AS ONE OF TOP 10 Best Golf Courses in Vietnam

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 16,2018 11:45 AM

    In the Vietnam Tourism Award 2018 held early this month by the Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Montgomerie Links Vietnam was certified as one of TOP 10 Best Golf Courses in Vietnam.

    Built from outstanding natural features, until now, Montgomerie Links has 10 years experience in the golf industry. The sandy soil, wind-blown dunes, and indigenous vegetation combined to create the framework for a very strong links-style golf course. More than that, the course always remains well maintained with the goal to make all customers satisfied. Montgomerie Links has gone through several renewals to improve the quality of services, and create more values. Besides five star standard golf course, since 2014 Montgomerie also put into operation luxurious hotel and villas next to hole # 9. The three bedroom pool villas and luxuriously designed rooms offer exclusive retreat featuring private pool, spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Each room embraces the natural ambiance with floor – to – ceiling windows, terraces and balconies offering stunning fairway view.

  • Edelweiss to launch direct Zurich-HCMC flights

    Edelweiss to launch direct Zurich-HCMC flights

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 04,2018 10:33 AM

    Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leisure airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, has announced it will open direct flights between Zurich in Switzerland and HCMC from 15 November. An Edelweiss Airbus A340-300 seating 314 passengers, including 27 in Edelweiss Business Class, will fly twice weekly between the two cities and allow Swiss and other European tourists to reach Vietnam with ease and in comfort. The number of Swiss visitors to Vietnam is on the increase, with the 33,000 last year marking an annual rise of over 5%. As well as opening up Vietnam to Swiss and other European visitors, the new route also offers a convenient direct flight for travellers from around HCMC to the heart of Europe, with many onward flight options from Zurich to other European cities and world-wide destinations with Swiss International Air Lines.

  • HCMC Tour Guide Association founded

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 04,2018 10:05 AM

    The Ho Chi Minh City Tour Guide Association under the HCMC Tourism Association has been established, with more than 400 members. The association is a venue for tour guides to meet and share their experience and skills and learn about their rights. It is considering proposing 24/7 health insurance for tour guides, who usually face a high risk from accidents, and will also work with the city’s Department of Tourism to offer solutions to develop the city’s tourism industry. There are about 22,000 tour guides around Vietnam, including some 5,000 in HCMC.

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